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Sexual discrimination? Selevtion for work.

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scaryclown Sat 31-Dec-16 12:15:05

I've been asked by a friend for some advice, they are working in a team that is office based but most staff are technically casual staff even though they are all in nearly every week. The team is very male dominated, and often referred to by the supervisor as the 'lads' or 'boys'. Over the last few months the only members of staff asked not to come in have been female, with all the male nembers of staff always beimg asked in as a matter of routine. At the same time as we know female members have not been offered work, they are recruiting..and the majority of interviewees are male.

The only slight offset to this is that one e female member of staff has been asked in, do although no men have ever been not offered work, its not as simple as all men get work, all womem dont. Does that mean its still sexual discrimination?

scaryclown Sat 31-Dec-16 12:45:34

Is it possible to argue that those excluded are majority female, those included majority men?

Looneytune253 Sat 31-Dec-16 12:49:49

Not sure, has one of the women mentioned they feel like they've missed out? It could be more that the women are refusing the hours a bit to spend time organising Xmas etc so it looks a bit more male dominated? Have the women def not been offered any hours but the males have? I think there would have to be some evidence that they were actively not seeking out women and/or deliberately leaving them off rotas to favour males?

daisychain01 Sun 01-Jan-17 03:57:04

If your friend who asked for the advice feels she is losing out on work that is being given to men, then she needs to be specific about why she believes that to be the case, if she stands a chance of getting traction with the company. If it is just the fact there are more men working than women, it doesn't necessarily follow the women are being discriminated against.

Are the casual workers on zero hours contracts or similar?

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